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Uber crash shows 'catastrophic failure' of self-driving technology, experts say

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TonyAlmeida
1149 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

This just proves this auto-cars were just a farce this whole time.

Video of the first self-driving car crash that killed a pedestrian suggests a “catastrophic failure” by Uber’s technology, according to experts in the field, who said the footage showed the autonomous system erring on one of its most basic functions.

Days after a self-driving Uber SUV struck a 49-year-old pedestrian while she was crossing the street with her bicycle in Tempe, Arizona, footage released by policerevealed that the vehicle was moving in autonomous mode and did not appear to slow down or detect the woman even though she was visible in front of the car prior to the collision. Multiple experts have raised questions about Uber’s Lidar technology, which is the system of lasers that the autonomous cars uses to “see” the world around them.

“This is exactly the type of situation that Lidar and radar are supposed to pick up,” said David King, an Arizona State University professor and transportation planning expert. “This is a catastrophic failure that happened with Uber’s technology.”

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    DFosterG11
    187
     3 years ago

    Fake news.  Come on.  These Uber news are making headlines because of all the fake news outlets.  Uber is too easy of a target, and they report on it with all speculations just so they can get the clicks.  

    All the left wing liberals just looove talking about how bad the bad boy is.  I am sure this is Travis' fault.

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    BGraft89
    622 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    so when do these cars stop?  Can i hear a success story?  Does it recognize red lights and a person lying down on a road?

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      JessMin99
      148
       3 years ago

      Can I have a morning where I don't hear any new about Uber?

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        BGraft89
        622 Rider Driver
         3 years ago

        No, this is the world we live in now.  Trump tweets something stupid and Uber is revealed to have done something illegla.

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    eForceX77
    113
     3 years ago

    I am surprised the fake driver even noticed.

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    KumarBengi
    90 Rider
     3 years ago

    Great. It didn't slow down whatsoever.  Yeah, that's pretty unreliable, I'd say.